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All-Island Business Monitor

The largest and most comprehensive business survey on the island

InterTradeIreland’s quarterly All-Island Business Monitor (AIBM) is the largest and most comprehensive business survey on the island, covering business owner’s views from both Northern Ireland and Ireland. A robust sample of more than 750 telephone interviews are conducted each quarter from SMEs across a range of sectors. The survey has a lengthy time series of more than 10 years and tracks all-island economic indicators such as sales, employment, business outlook and other specific topical issues on a quarterly basis.


The latest results from InterTradeIreland’s Business Monitor (Q3 2020) make for stark if unsurprising reading. It quantifies and puts into perspective the massive disruption and strain caused by Covid-19 across the island, and illustrates how this has had an impact on Brexit preparations.

  • Prior to the pandemic, 47 per cent of firms say they were in growth mode; this has now dropped to 21 per cent.
  • The number of businesses across the island that are in decline has jumped from 10 per cent and now stands at 48 per cent.
  • Only 18 per cent of firms have made preparations for Brexit.

The infographic illustrating the findings from the latest Business Monitor is below, titled Q3 2020. You can also find the press release on the news section of our website.

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